Just to introduce myself, I'm Greg, I hold plot number 2B at Oath all Avenue Allotments. I'm a student of natural sciences and mathematics and I'm a youth worker, I also work in cook on the weekend! Sometimes I take a few young people from the local youth club and get them planting and eating the food (assuming the slugs don't get them first!)
As you can see by the attached picture, I'm a dab-hand at sheds and odd ways of doing things, this year I'm attempting solar-panel lighting & WIFI (yes! Iplayer whilst watching the weeds grow!), clover on the paths (as the grass is annoying me!) as well as more advanced things like straw bale gardening and wisteria fencing.
I try and be down the allotment as often as I can, usually I'm there Saturday evenings after work, I have a lovely desk and chair that I use for studying (even in winter!) so you might see me quite a bit but if not and something of mine's blown over/ tried to escape (as my pumpkins did last year onto the paths, whoops!) then my number is on the blackboard at the front
Hi Greg and thanks for a really great post! Your shed skills look pretty impressive to me, as does the idea of solar-oanel lighting and all your other innovations. For me the most enjoyable thing about the allotmenting life is that, with the exception of a few common-sense basics, there is no standard model of how things should be done. The diversity and range of activities, of crops grown, of the balance between practicality and ornamentation are all things to be treasured to show individuality.
Look forward to more contributions from you now that you've set such a high bar!